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Tinkle Tinkle Tra-La-La!

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Tinkle, Tinkle, Tra-La-La!

Tinkle, Tinkle, Tra-La-La!

     1.
     As I was walking down the street
     A Spanish lady I did meet;
     Patent slippers on her feet,
     And the baby in her arms.
     Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, tra-la-la, tra-la-la,
     Tinkle, tinkle, tra-la-la, and the baby in her arms.

     2.
     As I went walking down the street,
     A Spanish lady I did meet,
     With silver slippers on her feet
     And a gold ring on her finger.
     With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, fa, la, la, fa, la,
        la,
     With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, the merry men o'
     warship.

     Oh, I can chaw tabacca,
     And I can smoke a pipe,
     And I can kiss a bonnie lass
     At twelve o'clock at night.
     With a ringle-tingle, fa, la, la, etc.
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     (1) Rodger Lang Strang (1948), 28.  Played in a circle.
     A big girl goes in the centre.  When the fourth line is
     reached, she takes a small one, putting her arms under
     her oxters, and sweels her round."
     (2) Ibid., "another version".  With st. 2 cf. "I can
     chew tobacco".
     Opies Singing Game (1985), 343 (no. 87, "Spanish Lady").

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